BENICIA, Calif., February 22, 2007 – InterHealth Nutraceuticals today announced the appointment of Paul Dijkstra as CEO of the company. Dijkstra, who has served as executive vice president since August 2005, replaces William “Skip” Seroy, who will remain chairman of InterHealth’s board of directors.
“I’m thrilled that Paul has agreed to step into the role of CEO,” said Seroy, who founded the company in 1987. “I know that he will continue to build upon the success we have achieved over the past 20 years, and that we will see our company grow in new and exciting directions under his leadership,” he added.
Since joining InterHealth, Dijkstra has led the company’s expansion into the functional food and beverage market and its tremendous growth in international sales. His efforts have helped move InterHealth into the mainstream of the functional beverage arena, with the company’s signature weight-loss ingredients – Super CitriMax® and ChromeMate® – now featured in several popular products including FUZE Slenderize and SoBe Lean. Recently, The Coca Cola Company announced that it will purchase FUZE Beverage; SoBe is owned by PepsiCo.
During Dijkstra’s tenure, InterHealth’s international sales have doubled, particularly in the Pacific Rim. In the Australian/New Zealand market, for instance, three of the four top dietary supplement manufacturers now use Super CitriMax as their active weight-loss ingredient. In Korea, the largest food and beverage company recently launched three new products – one beverage and two sachets – featuring Super CitriMax.
“I’m very pleased that Skip and the board have shown the confidence in me to lead this terrific company,” said Dijkstra. “InterHealth has enjoyed a wonderful reputation for producing the highest quality, science-based nutritional ingredients because it has insisted on maintaining the highest standards in the industry,” he noted. “I am committed to upholding those values as I work with our talented team to further expand our work in new channels and new segments of the marketplace.”
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About InterHealth Nutraceuticals Inc.
InterHealth Nutraceuticals researches, develops, markets and distributes specialty nutritional ingredients, which are sold worldwide to manufacturers of dietary supplements and nutraceutical food and beverage products. The company’s products include Super CitriMax®, Aller-7®, OptiBerry ®, ChromeMate®, UC-II®, L-OptiZinc®, Protykin® and ZMA®. For more information about InterHealth and its products, call 1-800-783-4636 or 1-707-751-2800 (outside U.S.) or visit the website at www.InterHealthUSA.com.